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Why study local history? Here’s how one York County school is doing it

Tom Melhorn, a local history teacher at Dallastown Area High School, says his students are curious about the Underground Railroad in York County. The William C. Goodridge House, pictured in this file photograph, is one of two York County sites … Continue reading

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A moment to honor two York, Pa., heroes: ‘There’s that Voni and Lorrayne Grimes’

Voni B. and Lorrayne Grimes were honored at a recent event at their York, Pa., church, Small A.M.E. Zion Church. ‘Let God tell you what he’s going to do in your life,’ Voni Grimes told the large gathering. ‘But most importantly, don’t speak with your mouth. Speak with your heart.’

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Ye York Valley Inn scrubbed up well for noted artist

Springettsbury Township’s York Valley Inn went up before 1750 to serve travelers in wagons moving from east to west, and it came down in the 1960s because of those travelers in automobiles needed more road, and many travelers had stayed … Continue reading

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These old York County steps, Part 6: Where did they lead?

These Springettsbury Township, Pa., steps don’t make sense. Why would someone want to walk from one fast-food place – Wendy’s – to another, Arby’s, both the the 2700 block of Route 462. So they must be left over from another time.

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50 years ago in York, Pa.: AMF paved way for Harley-Davidson

This Harley-Davidson motorcycle was assembled on Feb. 2, 1973, the first to roll off the line at the Harley plant in Springettsbury Township. This Sunburst Blue Sportster XLCH carries the serial number 4A60000H3. The company, then AMF, had just moved assembly of its bikes to York County. The bike, owned by Mercer County’s Mark Duell, is seen here in 2013, but was back in York and on display at the Harley open house and associated Bike Night and White Rose Thunder activities this weekend.

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Digging York County’s Camp Security: Spanish silver coin dated 1780

The dig continues at Springettsbury Township’s Camp Security, the prisoner-of-war camp that detained British prisoners from 1781-83. That Spanish silver coin, for example.

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Digging Camp Security: 10 ways to know more about York’s British POW camp

First they tilled the Springettsbury Township field, and then volunteers and trained archaeologists went to work. They found some 18th-century artifacts, significant because this could be the site of Camp Security, the British prisoner-of-war camp that operated from 1781 to 1783.

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In the former Formprest building: York countians locate things by what used to be there

York countians are good at this: When something is opening somewhere, we describe it as being in the former such and such building. Well, a wine bar on North George Street is going into the former Formprest cleaners building (white building above). The Handsome Cab is one of two wine bars opening in that area, examples of boutique-like business opening its doors in that part of town.

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When the old York Valley Inn stood in Springettsbury Township

This post card view shows the York Valley Inn sitting roughly in the vicinity of where Panera Bread operates today in Springettsbury Township. In the 1960s, the old 18th-century inn got in the way of progress, and a wider road spelled a decision point for its owners. An interesting solution emerged: Dismantle it and move reassemble part of it as an office – at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens in York Township.

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When Jefferson Borough’s square was all grass and its roads unpaved

Linked in/Neat stuff: Career timelines for famous York countians This is Jefferson’s square, with unpaved roads and a rounded traffic pattern, in a photo dated circa 1876, according to the ‘Codorus Valley Chronicles.’ Writing on the side of the photo, … Continue reading

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